Granville Island

On this rainy, dreary Wednesday we decided to get out of the house and go to Granville Island and walk around. Despite the weather, we had fun wandering around the Island and market.

Granville Island is a shopping district in Vancouver and is located across False Creek from Downtown, under the south end of the Granville Street Bridge. It’s full of beautiful architecture and has an industrial feel to it with it’s steel and brick details.

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Now you know! Beer = Salad! Can’t argue perfect logic.

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The Island is always full of aspiring musicians and it seems like every courtyard there is someone either on guitar, drums or another instrument. It always adds a nice ambiance and adds to the charm of the place.

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Granville Island is also known for their fine art galleries that showcase local artists. Emily Carr University is located here so there are always a lot of artists around as well as a performing art theatre and improve centre. There is no shortage of creativity here.

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You also can’t walk around in Vancouver’s rainy weather without a Starbucks and an umbrella!

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Granville’s Island market is indoors and is full of vendors and artists ordering local goods. They also have a farmers market inside that offers lots of produce, fresh flowers and a variety of other foods.

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We got convinced to buy some of the dark sea salt caramel chocolates. They were amazing and addictive! Best we have tried yet. This stall had beautiful homemade chocolates and truffles. They were works of art and would make a perfect gift.

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They also had delicious fruit displayed! Towers of cherries, blackberries and raspberries.

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Today the market was very crowded. There were lots of people from the Vancouver area plus lots of tourists here over the holidays.

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Some of the best pizza and gelato!

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The little rainbow boat there is called an Aquabus and the boats travel around False Creek for both locals to commute and tourist’s to enjoy the short little ride. These little ferries help you to get where you need to go in Vancouver and is a pretty inexpensive ride.

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We had a great afternoon walking around. It always seems like a special place when you step into Granville Island. Despite it always being busy, it still retains an old-fashioned, timeless feeling. I appreciate all of the stores and stalls showcasing unique homemade products and fresh produce. It’s always a place I want to come back to.

Until next time!

  • C & C

P.S. Thank you Jason for helping me take photo’s! JDE Photography|Instagram: jde.photography

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